An Act to amend and reenact §§ 18.2-95 and 18.2-108.1 of the Code of
Virginia, relating to larceny; penalty.
Approved April 22, 1998
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That §§ 18.2-95 and 18.2-108.1 of the Code of Virginia are
amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 18.2-95. Grand larceny defined; how punished.
Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other
thing of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person
of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more, or (iii) commits
simple larceny not from the person of another of any
handgun, rifle or
shotgun firearm, regardless of the handgun's, rifle's or
shotgun's firearm's value, shall be guilty of grand larceny,
punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than
one nor more than twenty years or, in the discretion of the jury or court
trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding
twelve months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.
§ 18.2-108.1. Receipt of stolen firearm.
Notwithstanding the provisions of
§ 18.2-96 or §
1. Any person who commits simple larceny of a firearm not from the person
shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.
2. any person who buys or receives a firearm from another person or
aids in concealing a firearm, knowing that the firearm was stolen, shall be
guilty of a Class 6 felony and may be proceeded against although the principal
offender is not convicted.
2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of
imprisonment in state correctional facilities. Pursuant to § 30-19.1:4,
the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $0.
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